Ambivalence over emotional expression, intrusive thoughts, and posttraumatic stress symptoms among Chinese American breast cancer survivors

Published on Oct 1, 2017in Supportive Care in Cancer2.75
· DOI :10.1007/s00520-017-3744-2
Qian Lu17
Estimated H-index: 17
(UH: University of Houston),
Nelson C. Y. Yeung9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UH: University of Houston)
+ 3 AuthorsSidra H. Deen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UH: University of Houston)
Objective Posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) are common among breast cancer survivors. However, the association and the underlying mediating mechanism between psychosocial factors and PTSS were rarely investigated among breast cancer survivors. Previous studies have suggested the importance of emotional expression in cancer survivors’ PTSS. This study examined the association between ambivalence over emotional expression (AEE; defined as the conflict between the desire to express feelings and the fear of its consequences) and PTSS, and proposed intrusive thoughts as the mediators in such an association. We tested this proposed mediation model among Chinese breast cancer survivors whose culture discourages emotional expression.
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#1Lung Hung Chen (National Taiwan Sport University)H-Index: 15
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#1Qian Lu (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 17
#2Dianhan Zheng (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 1
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